Junior Cotillion of Hampton Roads in Williamsburg starts a new session in January 2020!
Junior Cotillion of Hampton Roads has offered dancing instruction, etiquette, and social graces for young ladies and gentlemen grades five through nine for over 25 years. Six dances are held each year providing a fun and exciting evening with a fast paced and interactive instructional program. Our goal is that the social awareness, confidence, and positive self-esteem that are cultivated through these events will last a lifetime.
Williamsburg 2020 Schedule
Fifth & Sixth Grades: 6:00 – 7:15 P.M.
Seventh, Eighth, & Ninth Grades 7:45 – 9:00 P.M. Saturday Evenings
January 11, 2019 – Hooray for Hollywood
January 18, 2019 – Salute to America
February 1, 2019 – Wonderful World of Disney (Come dressed as your favorite Disney character)
February 15, 2019 – Cupid’s Ball (Wear something red)
February 29, 2019 – Leaping Leprechauns (Please bring canned goods)
March 14, 2019 – Spring Ball (Parents invited)
March 15 – Spring Luncheon (optional)
JCHR Dance Evening – How it works:
Our dance evening begins when young ladies in white gloves (fifth and sixth grade only) and young gentlemen in blue blazers arrive and are greeted by Cotillion assistants trained in valet service. Doors are opened and one proceeds through a receiving line comprised of staff and parent chaperones. In a relaxed format eye contact, hand shaking, and social introductions come to life. One proceeds to the check-in desk and onto the ballroom floor. Now the fun begins.
The Grand March begins our dance program. Trained dance instructors and Cotillion assistants lead in classic ballroom dance steps to carefully selected music, both contemporary and traditional. We realize the need to stay up-to-date so the hot new dances of the season are also taught, including popular line dances. Because each dance is fast-paced and the children are constantly changing partners, ample opportunity is offered to meet people from other schools and gain confidence in making new social contacts.
Throughout the evening Manners Moments are interjected. Fundamentally accepted manners and standards are taught while new social rules which apply to cell phones, computers, and other electronic devices are also included. It is our goal to update manners in a fun and informative way. After a short refreshment break, the Cotillion evening continues with more dancing instructions and Manner Moments. After the last dance, young ladies are escorted through a good evening line made up of Cotillion staff and parent chaperones. Once again, eye contact, hand shaking, and social graces are reinforced.